Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Deep, robust and richly rewarding, this is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness.

SPDickerman's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Pours smooth jet black with full, milk chocolaty brown head. Smells like roasted malts and barley, that’s it, if you don’t like those smells you probably won’t like the smell of this. It has a strong roasty flavor, very little hop flavor, but very strong, roasted malt flavor. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and very mild mouth-carbonation, Deschutes Obsidian Stout has a malty finish and has a little lasting sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3210) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of earthy hop, roasted malt, and fruity yeast esters. Really nice, easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (117) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours black with tan head; nice sticky lacing. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and molasses. Flavor is very similar; dark chocolate, espresso, licorice, and molasses. Would definitely recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murrow (92) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black. Robust, slow-receding beige head. Noticeable alcohol aroma with bright fruit and caramel. Roasted malt and dark chocolate flavor. Warming finish, slightly dry and bitter. Straightforward and clean. A touch high on alcohol for a stout, but not quite overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours opaque cola-brown-to-black with a 1-finger caramel-colored head. Aroma of dark-roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Body is medium-to-full. A touch oily, with a dry finish. Flavor of coffee, with a bit of char at the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Poolieo (44) - Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Rich flavor but not as much coco or coffee as I would like. I'll for sure buy again though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (764) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2015
Black pour with a tight beige head that holds up well. Coffee, roast, liquorice aromas. Taste is sweetish, molasses, coffee, cocoa, a little creamy mouthfeel, finishes like iced coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (451) - - NOV 13, 2015
Heavily roasted malts, toasted grains and dry coffee. Notes of toffee, brown sugar and light cream. Moderate/strong bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malrider69 (112) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2015
Pours a black colour with a medium tan-coloured head. The aroma is of coffee and roasted malt. The taste is slightly of roasted malt and ethanol, but mostly of hops with a moderate bitterness that is long lasting on the palate. Overall, a reasonably good quality beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (45) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
It is a pleasant stout but not special in any way. My tongue gets a bitter sting at the front which differs from others stouts I’ve had especially so since the bitter doesn’t linger. Bit thin for a stout in my opinion.. overall a fine stout, ij just expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badwhale (397) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle to porter glass. Pours dark black and opaque. Great malt nose and flavors of chocolate and coffee. Delicious

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